Tours & Job Shadowing
The High School Student Group Tours were established to bring various medical professions to life and to empower young people to make informed choices about their future careers in medicine. During the tours the students learn about preparing for and applying to medical school. Often our medical students will meet with the high school students in a question and answer session. This program is very interactive and students will get a chance to see our facilities and learn a little bit about anatomy as well.
The students will also be able to get a sense of the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine’s commitment to excellence as well as the faculty and staffs, dedication to the success of our students. If you would like for your high school to schedule a tour, please have your guidance counselor, teacher or a school administrator contact Dawn Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Job Shadowing Program
A job shadowing experience involves a high school or college student spending several days here at the University of Maryland with a physician in their area of interest. The student "shadows" one or more professionals during the experience, attempting to gain an understanding of what professionals do while they work and, at the same time identifying the links between classroom learning and work requirements. The job shadowing program runs continuously throughout the year. The shadowing program will give you a chance to discover what our physicians do on a daily basis. You will get to see the types of patients the physician sees and the pace of the physicians work day.
You will need to complete an application, background check, medical form with proof of vaccination and an orientation to participate. (Students looking for international credit for observerships are not accepted)
Several of our shadowing program students have gone on to attend medical school here at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and many have become successful physicians in a variety of specialties. Meet a few of our featured shadowing students. See below.
Contact Student Affairs if you are interested in participating.
Featured Shadowing Students
Andrew Wright, MD "The shadowing program introduced me to my future mentors. As an undergraduate, I built relationships instrumental to my success that have lasted into residency; despite moving to San Diego, CA. I highly recommend it."
Omoyemi Adebayo, MD - Meet Yemi
Atheeth Hiremath, Medical Student "As an undergraduate whose primary exposure to medicine was a suburban outpatient clinic, I had never seen a medical ward, a busy OR, or a Level 3 trauma center. When I shadowed physicians at the University of Maryland Physicians, they took me under their wings and made an effort to involve me in their day-to-day activities. I am positive that one of my motivations to attend University of Maryland was to relive my shadowing experience as a medical student. "